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Old 10-10-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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Secret panel can put Americans on ‘kill list’









WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.
There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House’s National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate.
The panel was behind the decision to add Awlaki, a U.S.-born militant preacher with alleged al Qaeda connections, to the target list. He was killed by a CIA drone strike in Yemen late last month




The White House is portraying the killing of Awlaki as a demonstration of President Barack Obama’s toughness toward militants who threaten the United States. But the process that led to Awlaki’s killing has drawn fierce criticism from both the political left and right.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:34 PM
 
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Remember when we had "Due Process"?
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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Remember when we had "Due Process"?
That would b Due Process for citizens who hadn't declared their desire to destroy us, though, wouldn't it? I fear this crap, but really don't think that al Awlaki was included in that part of our law.

Would we have tried to kill Hitler with the same method we used to get him? I think we would have.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:39 PM
 
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I didn't say he was cool!
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:57 PM
 
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Remember when we had "Due Process"?
Yes, but I guess we can be judge, jury and executioner all in one nowadays, depending how your politics roll. That Obama, he's a baaaaad man! LOL!!!
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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Have liberals been outraged over this, or because Obama did it, it's somehow ok?
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Secret panel can put Americans on ‘kill list’









WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.
There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House’s National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate.
The panel was behind the decision to add Awlaki, a U.S.-born militant preacher with alleged al Qaeda connections, to the target list. He was killed by a CIA drone strike in Yemen late last month




The White House is portraying the killing of Awlaki as a demonstration of President Barack Obama’s toughness toward militants who threaten the United States. But the process that led to Awlaki’s killing has drawn fierce criticism from both the political left and right.
"He pulls a knife you pull a gun, he sends one of yours to the hospital you send one of his to the morgue! That's the Chicago way."
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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That would b Due Process for citizens who hadn't declared their desire to destroy us, though, wouldn't it? I fear this crap, but really don't think that al Awlaki was included in that part of our law.

Would we have tried to kill Hitler with the same method we used to get him? I think we would have.
Was Hitler an American citizen? Besides there's a BIG difference between Hitler and al-Awlaki. One, used a blog, words to criticize the American government and allegedly, possibly collaborated to carry out attacks. The other one rose to the top of an actual government and carried out the genocide of a targeted group of people and also invaded several nations. They are not equal.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:16 PM
 
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Eff him, I don't care how Obama did it. Anwar al-Awlaki was a bad person and I'm glad he's dead.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Eff him, I don't care how Obama did it. Anwar al-Awlaki was a bad person and I'm glad he's dead.
America, hell yeah! The ends totally justify the means, morality, due process, and principles are completely overrated anyway.
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